Dirk Nowitzki has decided to opt out of the final season of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks but has no intention of leaving the team.

2016 would have been the final year of a three-year $25 million deal for the big German but now he will rework a new deal to remain in Dallas. In a radio interview given to a Dallas sports station on Monday, he indicated that he wanted to help Mark Cuban figure out how to make the Mavs contenders again and with that thought he could accept less than the $8.7 million he was scheduled to make next season. He wants to become the second player ever to play 20 NBA seasons with one team, along with Kobe Bryant, and needs just two more years to do that. Dallas hasn't been close to winning a championship since they won in 2011 and this move by Dirk likely gives the Mavs more flexibility to make that happen.
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Redskins release Chris Culliver Monday.

Culliver signed a four-year $32 million prior to last season but is now the odd man out with the signing of Josh Norman and the drafting of Kendall Fuller. The fact that he is facing a one-game suspension from the league which voids his 2016 guaranteed portion of the deal certainly doesn't hurt either. He will now have to try and catch on somewhere else before training camp.
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Raiders are not expected to use their 5th-year option for CB D.J. Hayden

Hayden, a former 12th overall pick in 2013, has not lived up to that draft spot during his three years the league and has only played 16 games once. His best season was 2015 with 70 total tackles but he only has three total interceptions in his pro career. He will have the 2016 season to prove that he deserves to stay with the team in general let alone earn a contract.
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Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs starting lineup Monday.

Soler is off to a sub-.200 start at the plate and has been riding the pine more often than not of late. Until he gets the bat going this should be a common theme for him. Kris Bryant will get the start in left field with Tommy La Stella manning the hot corner for the series opener in Pittsburgh on Monday.
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Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup Monday

Hayward has struggled to start the season in Chicago and is getting a day off after his latest hitless performance. He should be back in the lineup on Tuesday but Matt Szczur will get the start and could be a solid cheap option for an OF spot in DFS as he has a knack for coming up clutch.
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Joe Panik is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Panik has been dealing with a groin injury since Friday night and missed both Saturday's and Sunday's contests. It is not considered a major issue and in fact Bruce Bochy, the Giants manager, said that he could be back on Tuesday, which should rule out a DL stint. In the meantime Kelby Tomlinson will get another start at second though he hasn't carried a very good stick this year hitting just .154 so far.
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Ravens will not pick up Matt Elam's fifth-year option for 2017.

Elam had a stellar rookie campaign in 2013 with 77 total tackles, an interception, and two fumble recoveries, but that changed in 2014. He was benched for poor play and then missed the entirety of the 2015 season with a torn biceps. He is a former first round pick and has shown flashes of his abilities, which, if he goes out and proves that he can play to the 2013 level, means he could see a small contract extension coming his way. However if 2016 is a repeat of 2014 than expect to see his name out there after the season.
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